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By dalin ·
this might be a little unusual and petty but it's always irritated me when someone uses a computer all day long, every day, and cannot type (without looking, at a decent speed). Besides not being productive, even if the person isn't data entry, i think it's important and should be a requirement to know how to type if you're going to use a computer every day, all day at work, and even at home. i also don't understand why someone using a computer wouldn't want to learn how to type. If i had to peck at keys with 1 finger, it would make using a computer a major hassle. what do you think and does anyone have a policy requiring someone to know how to type?

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MYOB

by JamesRL In reply to Typing

Not everyone who uses a computer all day is a great typist. If they ask for help, recommend Mavis Beacon. If they don't, their own personal productivity is between them and their supervisors.

BTW I type somewhat inaccurately at about 60 wpm. But I've been using computers for 25 years.

James

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Typing for IT pros

by IT Security Guy In reply to MYOB

There is the fact that IT people, eventhough higher level staff and management have reports to write, there isn't the same requirement for speed that a person in HR or other area that writes reports every day and they have to be completed quickly and accurately.

That doesn't mean we IT people shouldn't worry about either, because we should. I think internal trainign could be suggested to those who "peck type". I can do a combination of multi-finger typing while looking at the keys and typing without looking and the reports I write have longer due dates so I don't need to worry about speed.

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Some people

by j.lupo In reply to Typing for IT pros

type very quickly with only 2 fingers. I have seen this. Why should they switch to another method if they are efficient with the one they are using?

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2 words.... Bill Gates

by msmoss In reply to Some people

Yes, Bill only uses two or three fingers to type. Do I need to say anymore?

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TYPING

by ratfink In reply to 2 words.... Bill Gates

STUPID ANSWER--WHEN YOU GET 85 B$ YOU TO CAN THEN TYPE WITH 2 FINGERS.

THERE ARE A LOT OF TYPING TUTOR SOFTWARE--BEST THING I TOOK IN HIGH SCHOOL WAS A TYPING CLASS.
YOU CAN GET TYPING TUTOR SOFTWARE FOR $35-50.

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Too bad...

by l.c.royal In reply to TYPING

Too bad you didn't take an English class so you could have learned spelling and grammar as well. Then you could compose a meaningful, grammatically correct sentence. Typing class obviously did you no good, as they didn't teach you where the "Caps Lock" key was.

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l.c.royal -- you stole my thunder! lol

by TomSal In reply to Too bad...

I was thinking the *exact* same thing as you. You merely beat me to the post.

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Don't be so intransigent...

by asleghel In reply to Too bad...

..., everyone can see he's not a native!

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Bill Gates marketing whiz

by billtahoe In reply to 2 words.... Bill Gates

Bill Gates was never an IT professional and made all his money through his marketing and business skills, so who cares how he types, it doesn't relate to the topic.

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I am one of them

by jleather In reply to Some people

I type with two to four fingers and have received comments on my speed (both in the office and by friends at home).

My accuracy is not bad either as I learned programming (and typing) on card punch machines in the 70's and, without a backspace key, I hated retyping a whole damn card!!!

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